The performance of a modified RENAL nephrometry score in predicting renal mass radiofrequency ablation success.

@article{Gahan2015ThePO,
  title={The performance of a modified RENAL nephrometry score in predicting renal mass radiofrequency ablation success.},
  author={Jeffrey C. Gahan and Michael D Richter and Casey A. Seideman and Clayton K. Trimmer and Danny Chan and Matthew Weaver and Ephrem Odoy Olweny and Jeffrey A. Cadeddu},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={125-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the predictive performance of a modified RENAL nephrometry score for renal tumors undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS Patients who underwent RFA were identified from 2002 to 2011, and RENAL nephrometry scoring was performed for each. A modified RENAL (m-RENAL) nephrometry score was created to account for the small sizes of tumors ablated for which the size variable, R, was adjusted. A size of 3 cm was calculated as the optimal cutoff for the R component of… CONTINUE READING